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Puerto Rican Gov. Wanda Vasquez is fighting back against the corruption and inefficiency that has hindered efforts to help hurricane victims on her island. Good for her. U.S. officials should provide all the support at their disposal. Read more

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The Winchester Education Foundation always seems to pull it off — that is, attract a well-known artist (usually from the ranks of country music) to fill the marquee of the Patsy Cline Classic. Read more

Columns

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We live in history-making times. Not so much because of the impeachment trial going on in the Senate, which will make history only if it routinizes impeachments of impolite presidents when their opposition party gets control of the House, but because of what looks like an ongoing battle for … Read more

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WASHINGTON — Consider the irony: Senate Democrats are hoping that former national security adviser John Bolton — yes, John Bolton — will provide them with the bombshell testimony that brings down President Trump. In other words, they have pinned their hopes on a man they have vilified for ye… Read more

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It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I’d begin thi… Read more

Open Forums

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According to the Virginia Employment Commission, by 2026, Virginia needs to fill 2.6 million jobs that will require more than a high school diploma, but less than a bachelor’s degree. A proposal currently in the General Assembly, G3 (Get a Skill, Get a Job, Give Back), charts a strategic pat… Read more

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The Virginia General Assembly passed the ERA on Jan. 15th in an effort to ratify the proposed amendment to the U.S. States Constitution. The last state to ratify the ERA was in 1977. The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 during the women’s suffrage movement. For… Read more

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Letters to the Editor

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Adrian O'Connor retires this week, but his legacy will remain. Adrian arrived from Danville and quickly developed a reputation as a thorough and dedicated newspaper man — who else would have a cat named Paperboy? Read more

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